Critic Consensus: "Can You Hear Me?" has plenty of ideas and some decent spooks, but good intentions can't carry an episode to a satisfying conclusion.
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Critic reviews for Can You Hear Me?
A fun story, with some very old school villains and a very current day message about a very real issue. Sadly the ending was a bit crap, but I still enjoyed the story overall.
Despite its flaws, Can You Hear Me? is one of the best episodes of Chibnall-era Doctor Who - and, hopefully, will be a model for the upcoming Series 13.
Where this episode threatens to fall apart most is in its structure and the realization that Doctor Who is regularly stretching itself thin to accommodate the perspective of three companions that... still feel like people we barely know.
Can You Hear Me?, then, gets the best use out of all three companions we've seen this series.
Charlene James delivers something more, with a rare chance to explore the internal lives of Team Tardis.
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